FIFA 20 best midfielders - the best CAM, best CDM, and best CMs in FIFA

The top midfielders in FIFA 20 and where to find them.

The best FIFA Midfielders are essential for building a strong side, especially in Ultimate Team, where they often provide the most amount of links to other players.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 20's best midfielders - which includes the best FIFA CAM, the best FIFA CDM, and the best CMs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.

Be sure to take also look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, like Tackling and Positioning for CDMs, or Stamina for box-to-box Central Midfielders.

For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 20 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the FIFA 20's best Goalkeepers, FIFA 20' best Defenders, the FIFA 20's best Wingers and FIFA 20's best Strikers in the game, too.

FIFA 20 best CAM - the best Central Attacking Midfielders in FIFA

No surprises here that City's Kevin De Bruyne takes top spot for FIFA 20's best CAMs. Hakim Ziyech pops up in 10th deservedly after a proper breakthrough year with Ajax. James Rodriguez can consider himself lucky to still be considered the 8th best in the world in that position.

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FIFA 20 best Attacking Midfielders (CAM)

RankPlayerClubRating
1Kevin De BruyneMan City91
2Christian EriksenTottenham Hotspur88
3Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund88
4David SilvaMan City88
5Paulo DybalaJuventus88
6Thomas MullerBayern Munich86
7IscoReal Madrid86
8James RodriguezReal Madrid86
9Papu GómezAtalanta85
10Hakim ZiyechAjax85

Looking for more on FIFA 20? So far we have the key details on the FUT Chemistry explained and a Chemistry styles list and affected attributes, a detailed FIFA 20 Volta mode guide and details on how to earn Volta Coins in FIFA 20 fast, a list of the top FIFA 20 potential wonderkids: the best young players and hidden gems, the full FIFA 20 player ratings and top 100 players, an in-progress FIFA 20 Ones to Watch OTW players list, and a full FIFA 20 Icons list, too. Finally, check out our SBC pages on the Teemu Pukki SBC solution, Josef Martínez SBC solution and Robert Lewandowski SBC solution, as well as pages on FIFA 20 five star skillers, plus the best FIFA 20 goalkeepers, best FIFA 20 defenders, best FIFA 20 midfielders, best FIFA 20 wingers, and best FIFA 20 strikers for an in-depth look at each position. Finally, check out the latest in-forms in FIFA 20 TOTW 12 and our full FIFA 20 Ultimate Scream cards and players list, too.


FIFA 20 best CDM - the best Defensive Midfielders in FIFA

Likewise no surprises at CDM with Kanté and Busquets tied as the two best in the world, and showing the two very distinct ways in which that role can be played. Generous scores for Axel Vitsel of Dortmund and Casemiro of Real Madrid, after the season they've had.

FIFA 20 best Defensive Midfielders (CDM)

RankPlayerClubRating
1 N'Golo Kanté Chelsea 89
2 Sergio Busquets Barcelona 89
3 Fernandinho Man City 87
4 Casemiro Real Madrid 87
5 Axel Vitsel Borussia Dortmund 85
6 Fabinho Liverpool 85
7 Blaise Matuidi Juventus 85
8 Rodri Man City 85
9 Javi Martinez Bayern Munich 84
10 Lucas Leiva Lazio 84

FIFA 20 best CM - the best Central Midfielders in FIFA

Modric, Kroos and Pogba headline the centre mid position based on reputation rather than anything we've seen over the past year or so - class is permanent, after all, although next year might be different if they carry on the way they've ended 2019 - while Frenkie De Jong, one of the top FIFA 20 wonderkids, is also one of the outright best in the world already.

FIFA 20 best Centre Mids (CM)

RankPlayerClubRating
1 Luca Modric Real Madrid 90
2 Toni Kroos Real Madrid 88
3 Paul Pogba Manchester United 88
4 Thiago Bayern Munich 87
5 Miralem Pjanic Juventus 86
6 Marco Veratti PSG 86
7 Ivan Rakitic Barcelona 86
8 Dani Parejo Valencia 86
9 Frenkie De Jong Barcelona 85
10 Sergei Milincovic-Savic Lazio 85

Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Midfielders

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your midfield players in FIFA 20, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you're playing.

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 20 potential wonderkids and young players, whcih includes some of the finest young midfielders in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain midfielders will work better in certain formations and styles. If you're a fan of Tiki-Taka then players like Iniesta, Silva, and Verratti are well-suited, whilst more dynamic, phsyical, end-to-end stuff might make the likes of Pogba, Kante, and De Bruyne more useful.

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